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The Frankincense Trail
Journey with Kate Humble on an epic 2,000-mile journey along the ancient frankincense trail. Insatiable demand for this aromatic resin created trade routes spanning from the Arabian Sea to the shores of the Mediterranean. This four-part series takes Kate across the Middle East on a quest that’s steeped in history, searing with desert heat, and full of adventure.
Episodes
Ep 1
Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia
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Ep 2
Saudi Arabia
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Ep 3
Egypt
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Ep 4
Jordan and Israel
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Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia
Kate Humble follows the ancient Frankincese trail, beginning her journey in the hills of southern Oman. Crossing into Yemen, she arrives at the world's first skyscraper city, where frankincense is used at the ritual blessing of a newborn baby. (1 of 4)
Saudi Arabia
Travelling by camel, glider and boat, Kate Humble traces the ancient frankincense trade route through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and discovers the modern nation and its people. (2 of 4)
Egypt
Kate Humble crosses the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, following the frankincense trail of the Pharaohs. Travelling the length of the Nile, Kate enters Karnack, the world's largest religious site. She then looks at the mummy of the Queen of the Pharaohs, and reveals the death rituals of the Pharaohs in the vast tomb of the Pyramids of Giza. (3 of 4)
Jordan and Israel
Kate reveals the secrets behind the ancient Jordanian stone city of Petra and then travels to the sacred city of Jerusalem. Kate ends her journey following in the footsteps of the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem. (4 of 4)